A Girl And Her Dog

Rescued Pit Bull Lives Therapeutic Life

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Posted: March 9, 2013

As a pit bull, Kayla defies her breed’s reputation for aggression by bringing smiles to residents of the Bridgewater Assisted Living facility. Far from antagonistic, Kayla, according to Pam Arbogast, activities director, is “laid back and easygoing.” (Photo by Samantha Cole)
Jessica Troop adopted Kayla from Ring Dog Rescue in Richmond. Right away, she said, she saw the pup’s potential as a therapy dog. (Photo by Samantha Cole)
Kayla thumps her tail when one of the Bridgewater Home staff walks by cooing, “Hello, precious!”

Three years ago, she was wearing a chain instead of a bright yellow “therapy dog” vest. Animal…

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